By Galina Yanchova
We often realise that there are some small things that, if we take care, we will feel better. Unfortunately, these thoughts remain only in the sphere of good intentions. And this is a mistake. Because with a few small steps, we can greatly improve our lives.
And, after all, we all want this – a better life for ourselves, our families and our friends.
Blogger Eric Barker (Barking Up The Wrong Tree) tells about 10 things that can improve our lives. See if you can add one more list, or proudly boast that you have already completed the list and need to look for a new field of improvement.
1. Go out into nature
You probably seriously underestimate the importance of this thing. Indeed, there are a number of studies that prove how many people underestimate this. Time spent in nature reduces stress, makes us more creative, improves memory, and can even make you a better person.
We all know how important this is, but very few of us really do it regularly and consistently enough. Besides the health benefits that are too much to be mentioned, sports make us smarter, happier, improves sleep, increases libido and makes you feel better in your own body. A massive Harvard study, which has been followed by 70 men for 70 years, has clearly established that this is one of the secrets of a good life.
3. Spend your time with family and friends
Happiness Expert Harvard Daniel Gilbert finds out that this is one of the greatest sources of happiness in our lives. Relationships with loved ones are much more valuable than we can imagine. Do something good for your family.
4. Express your gratitude.
This will make you happier. It will improve your relationship. It will make you a better person. It can make your life better for everyone around you.
Meditation can increase your happiness, your sense of power and social help. Essentially this will reduce anger, anxiety, depression and fatigue. And in that order of thought prayer can make you feel better – not to be religious.
You can not deceive yourself by constantly not sleeping, but you do not want to feel the effect of this thing. If you are tired, it will be harder for you to be happy. If you are unsure, you are more likely to do wrong.
7. Challenge yourself
Learning a new language can keep your mind sharp. Music lessons enhance intelligence. Challenging your beliefs can strengthen your mind. Read a book.
People who use humour to fight stress have a better immune system, a lower risk of heart attacks and live longer. Laughter is like a daily dose of vitamins. Humour has many benefits.
9. Tap someone
Touching can reduce stress, improve teamwork, and make you more convincing. Hugs make us happier.
10. Have faith.
Faith makes us healthier, happier and prolongs our lives.